Schools report to parents on student achievement in the Essential Learnings of the Queensland Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Framework. Twice-yearly reports provide information about a student's performance in each learning area studied that semester, including an overall grade that uses a common five-point scale.
Schools also have the flexibility to report on student achievement within a learning area. For example, while there will be an overall rating for English, schools may also choose to include a rating for reading, writing, listening or speaking.
Schools may also choose to report on student achievement for specific learning areas, particularly for students in Years 7-9. For example, in Studies of Society and Environment, a school may choose to provide separate reports for specific subject areas such as history and geography.
Student achievement on the Queensland Comparable Assessment Tasks (QCATs) is reported in the relevant semester.
Queensland state schools provide a statement on the report advising parents that they may receive, on request, information on the number of students in each of the achievement levels for their child's peer group, subject to the privacy of individual students being maintained.